Adams achieves certification


FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital announces that cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation nurse Vicki Adams, RN, has passed the Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional exam from the American Academy of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

FMH Cardio/Pulmonary Manager David Ames said this credential is new within the cardiac rehab profession and is the only comprehensive professional certification in cardiac rehab. Adams is among the first 166 cardiac rehabilitation professionals in the U.S. to obtain this honor Ames added.

The FMH cardiac rehabilitation program is on the first floor of the hospital and sees patients on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Patients learn about their heart problem, how to increase physical activity safely, and lifestyle changes they can make to decrease future risk.